Mysterious Book Report No. 320 – Bluebird Bluebird

By |2018-02-05T06:36:31+00:00February 5th, 2018|Mysterious Book Report|

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke Muholland Books/Little Brown & Co, $26.00, 303 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-36329-7 One of 2017s most outstanding novels was first released in the last quarter of the year, and we were so inundated with other books to review that we weren’t able to report on it.  The MBR regrets that and intends to rectify things immediately. Bluebird, Bluebird, by award-winning author Attica Locke, took the reading

Mysterious Book Report No. 280 – Darktown

By |2017-05-05T10:22:27+00:00May 5th, 2017|Mysterious Book Report|

Darktown by Thomas Mullen 37INK/ATRIA Books, $26.00, 371 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-3386-2 Only a few authors have the ability to educate, entertain and thrill their audiences, all at the same time. It’s a gift; and a rare talent practiced by luminaries like Dennis Lehane, Walter Mosley and Philip Kerr; each of whom have a unique, and special skill that allows them to make history come alive in the pages of

Mysterious Book Report No. 99 – City of Saints

By |2016-04-06T07:31:35+00:00April 6th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

City of Saints by Andrew Hunt Minotaur Books, $24.99, 321 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-01579-2 I’m willing to bet that most Americans don’t know jack about Mormons, or Mormonism, or Salt Lake City, Utah . . . the heart of the Mormon empire.  If they happen to be a little more savvy than their follow citizens, some few might recognize the Mormon Tabernacle choir from their Christmas concerts on television, or

Mysterious Book Report No. 80 – Bucking The Sun

By |2016-03-22T07:46:25+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Bucking The Sun by Ivan Doig Simon & Shuster, 1996, $23.00, 410 pages, ISBN 0-684-81171-5 Had to dig down to the bottom back of the bookshelf for this week’s Mysterious Book Report.  It’s one that’s been out for a time, having been published in the mid 1990’s.  I read it years ago and passed the volume on to someone else . . . which I came to regret as

Mysterious Book Report No. 73 – Mrs. God

By |2016-03-18T07:16:15+00:00March 18th, 2016|Mysterious Book Report|

Mrs. God by Peter Straub Pegasus Crime, $23.95, 185 pages, ISBN 978-1-60598-304-2 Mrs. God by Peter Straub is a different kind of a ghost story; it’s a murder mystery and a wee bit of a horror novel to boot.  I have to say it’s one of the more bizarre pieces I’ve read in quite some time. The story is about professor William Standish, who receives a prestigious and coveted